When speaking to the general public, Bertha Lewis is known for her lies and obfuscations. But behind closed doors, talking to fellow travelers, she lets it all hang out:
Video via Verum Serum: ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis Attacks Conservatives, Promotes Socialism:
While she certainly seems sincere, it is almost unimaginable that she truly believes the coming conservative re-alignment will lead to a new era of McCarthyism, segregation – and internment!? More than likely, considering the audience, she was purposefully exaggerating in order to build momentum towards her recruitment pitch. But in case there is any doubt, I think I can safely speak for most conservatives in saying that our only interest is in achieving (overwhelming) victory at the ballot box, and then beginning to get the growth of Big Government and federal spending under control.
Frankly, we want more progressives to openly declare their belief in democratic socialism. Because in an open and honest debate of principles and ideas, there is no doubt we win with the American public. So any talk about renewed McCarthyism, segregation, and internment (!?) is just utterly ridiculous.
Lewis was being honest about her Socialism, but was using nonsensical hyperbole to rev up her young audience. Unfortunately, most Dem Socialists can’t be that honest about who they are, so they speak in generalities about “social justice”, and “fairness”. But the results are the same, reduced individual freedom, and incentive:
The rich stay rich, the poor stay poor, and the classless society becomes one where the boundaries of class are nigh impossible to break.
The Obama administration has already restored full funding to ACORN, which used to employ Obama.
Gateway Pundit reviewed the President’s extensive history with ACORN:
One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He worked along side ACORN before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama in 2008.
In 2009 Obama promoted a top ACORN operative, Patrick Gaspard, who’s organization was fined $775,000 for election violations, to a top post in the White House. Gespard is helping shape domestic policy today.
As I noted yesterday, ACORN is back in business, just in time for the mid term elections, this Fall.